Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Study Released By GAO

By Robert Bordelon

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled "Newborn Health, Federal Action Needed To Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome." U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., pushed for the study.

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), passed in 2016, contained a section directing the GAO to compile a comprehensive report of all the up-to-date information. The report was published in October, compiling information from 32 different hospitals and relevant organizations in Kentucky, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia, and condensed 40 different studies into the topic.

Read more in the Monday, October 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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